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Claudelino B., 54 years old, is married with four children. He is a taxi driver. He bought his own car some years ago and since then has been working privately as a taxi service. He has been engaged in this work for more than 20 years.
Claudelino has told us that this type of work requires a lot of sacrifice. In order to obtain a decent wage he has to work at night, particularly in the early morning hours. For this reason, his job can be quite dangerous. In Paraguay, crime on the streets is common and this is something he must confront when he works late at night. However, he is thankful that he is able to earn a decent wage and maintain his family. He feels it is particularly important that children go to school and is thankful that this job has allowed him to do this. Today his children are fully grown and relatively successful. Although, one of his older sons has left the country in search of better work opportunities.

He has asked for a loan to buy spare parts for his taxi. His car requires minor repairs so that he can stay in business. Maintaining his car is important to his livelihood and he has always been very meticulous about caring for it.

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About Fundación Paraguaya

Fundación Paraguaya is a financially self-sustaining social enterprise that promotes entrepreneurship in urban and rural areas through microfinance, education programs, and more. Its focus on agriculture has helped many farmers boost their crop yields. And a number of other borrowers have taken out loans to start and grow social businesses that have helped deliver eyeglasses, medicines and other helpful services in their local communities.

About Paraguay

  • $8,400
    Average annual income
  • 95
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    Paraguay Loans Fundraising
  • $32,362,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,899.5
    Paraguay Guarani (PYG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $925 helped Claudelino to buy spare parts.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 18, 2007
Nov 4, 2007
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 3, 2008